200:128 Teacher as Change Agent
Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards


Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.

  • Understand how cognitive, motivational, affect, and social factors influence student learning.
  • Use his/her understanding of cognitive, motivational, affect, and social factors which influence student learning when planning and teaching two lessons during the Level II field experience.

Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

  • Use his/her understanding of learning theories to create instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.
  • Use his/her understanding of learning theories and multiple instructional strategies to differentiate instruction for students when developing the Level II Teacher Work Sample.

Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills during the Level II field experience.
  • Become more skilled in the role of reflective practice necessary for differentiating instruction to meet individual student needs during the Level II field experience.

Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to maintain a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction during the Level II field experience.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to maintain a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning during the Level II field experience.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to maintain a learning environment that encourages self motivation during the Level II field experience.

Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

  • Use knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the Level II field experience classroom.
  • Use knowledge of media communication techniques to foster active inquiry and supportive interaction in the Level II field experience classroom.

Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

  • Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the classroom context, the community, and curriculum goals when developing the Level II Teacher Work Sample.

Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

  • Plan appropriate formative assessment strategies for the two lesson plans in the Level II Teacher Work Sample.
  • Use those formative assessment strategies when teaching the two lesson of the Level II Teacher Work Sample, collecting data to support evaluations of student learning.

Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

  • Continually evaluate the effects of his/her choices and actions on students, parents, professionals, and others in the learning community when completing the reflective sections of the Level II Teacher Work Sample.
  • During the Level II field experience, work collaboratively with supervising teacher to plan lessons and to better understand individual student learning needs and determine possible solutions.
  • Determine appropriate professional development opportunities to improve professional growth needs identified during the Level II field experience.

Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation.